Thursday 13 September 2018 7:30PM

Pekka Kuusisto violin

JS Bach, Kuusisto, Reich and Haapanen

Additional notes

There is a post-concert Open Mic Q&A after this concert

Booking information

£5 tickets are available to this concert for Under 35s More Information

Change of Programme
The programme for this concert has been amended from previously advertised and will now be as listed below:


This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval


Ticket bookings are subject to a £3 booking fee. This fee covers the whole booking and is not per ticket.

  • Pekka Kuusisto violin
  • Teemu Korpipää electronics
  • Suvi Savola speaker
  • Maija Tammi photography
  • Jukka Huitila visual designer

The Finnish violinist champions Perttu Haapanen’s new work, which explores the idea of mutation within the chaconne form, and responds musically to Henrietta Lacks’s immortalised cancer cells, which have proven vital in the development of medicine.

Cancer researcher Suvi Savola joins to speak throughout, and photographer and researcher Maija Tammi’s photographs of cancer cells examine the dichotomy between the cells’ inherent threat to life and their invaluable use in medical research.

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
        • Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin BWV1004
  • Pekka Kuusisto (b.1976)
        • Three electronic mutations of Easter chorales from Bach's Partita No. 2 in D minor
  • Interval
  • Steve Reich (b.1936)
        • Violin Phase
  • Perttu Haapanen (b.1972)
        • In Vitro (UK première) [1]
  1. commissioned by Silence Festival Finland

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